CVE-2015-5229

MEDIUM

Description

The calloc function in the glibc package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 and 7.2 does not properly initialize memory areas, which might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via unspecified vectors.

References

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0176.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjan2016-2867209.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84172

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1246713

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1256285

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1293976

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10150

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-04-08

Updated: 2016-11-28

Type: CWE-17

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH